We are risk takers. The ones who do not fear judgment but crave passionate opinions. Who view art as a celebration of life. The ones who listen when they are to to dream big.
Haberdasher Theatre Mission
Haberdasher Theatre champions free expression and creative thought and strives to serve our patrons by presenting edgy and inventive theatre that will reawaken the ardor for live theatre, both as an art form and as a source of entertainment. Haberdasher Theatre also serves as a launching pad for new and mid-career artists, including playwrights, actors, and musicians, who wish to share new, interesting and thoughtful works of art.
Haberdasher Theatre New York is proud to be supporting The TEARS Foundation with it's upcoming production of Savor. The loss of any loved one is painful, and made ever more so when the it's the life of one's child. The Tears Foundation specifically helps those families who have lost a baby during pregnancy, at birth, and those whose babies have died in the first couple years of their precious lives. 4.5% of all funds raised and proceeds made for Savor will be going to the Tears Foundation to support them in their cause.
The TEARS Foundation is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach out in this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow.
Hollie Elizabeth Klem
Executive Artistic Director - Ohio
Artistic Director - New York
Stage, Media and Visual Design
Member - Director
Hollie Elizabeth Klem
Executive Artistic Director
Starting at a young age, Ohio native, Hollie Klem has been an avid member of the art community. Her awarded fine art has been displayed in venues such as Webster Hall NY, Chelsea Hotel Gallery, NY and most recently found a home at Jade Gallery, OH. Founding Artistic Director of Haberdasher Threatre Inc, Klem has produced over 20 productions and events, while also teaching and directing. Her teaching credits include Passport to Broadway alongside Tony award winning directors, The Development School for Youth's All Star Project along side prevalent main stream film actors and private schools around the greater New York City area . Klems favorite directing credits include Alice In Wonderland, The Maderati, Leak, The Wonderful Remix of Oz, A Christmas Carol and her devised directorial work in La Selva, the amazon jungle of Ecuador. View more about Hollie and her work at www.hollieklem.com
Artistic Director/ Choreographer
Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Joseph moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for Musical Theater. Since graduating, Joseph has appeared in regional productions of The Producers, Hairspray, A Chorus Line (Don), Cats (Mister Mistoffolees), and Honk (Ugly). New York credits include Hippolytus (Hippolytus), The Cherry Orchard (Petya), Prom Night of the Living Dead (Gary the Geek), Adam of the Apes, Spoon River Anthology (Directed by Jimmy Maize), and the World Premiere of Elizabeth Swados’ Kaspar Hauser: A Foundling’s Opera at the Flea Theater.
Dance Credits include pieces by Calen Kurka and Bryn Cohn.
Choreography: The Wonderful Remix of Oz
Joseph has his BFA in Musical Theater from New School University.
Trained with :pushing progress in contemporary movement, ballet, and dance improv, Joseph combines his extensive background in musical theater with improv and contemporary movement to explore character physicality and story telling, creating unique phrases that delve into each moment, enhancing the audiences experience and understanding of the characters.
Stage, Media and Visual Design
Originally from Ecuador, Link has been involved in theatre since he was kid.
In Ecuador he was in several plays like "Los Sordos", and "Yerma".
In New York City, Link has been part of the cast of "Romeo and Juliet" (Romeo), The importance of Being Ernest (Algernon Moncrieff), Urinetown - (Mr. McQueen - Bobby Strong), and Into The Woods (Cinderella's Prince).
Link has a degree in Advertising Design with a minor in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology where he was president of The Theatre Ensemble for 4 years until graduation day producing 8 full theatre productions (4 plays, 4 musicals). His passion for visual art and theatre constantly meet in poster and stage design.
Link is very good at building stuff and being part of Haberdasher Theatre has giving him the opportunity to imagine, create and build on stage the many worlds that come to life at Haberdasher Theatre.
As a born again burner (Burning Man!), Link believes that anything can happen if you let it, and if you can imagine it, is a matter of time until it becomes real.
Christen loves working as Haberdasher’s publicity manager! Her favorite Haberdasher credits include The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, Helen of Troy in Doctor Faustus, Satyr 1 in Euripides’ The Cyclops and Rena in Greenberg’s The Maderati. She has also managed publicity for Haberdasher’s productions of Lost and Dracula and has performed with them at FAO Schwartz during their ongoing work with Barefoot Books. She holds a B.A. in English with minors in Sociology and Gender Studies from Wagner College and an M.A. in English from Seton Hall University where she currently works as a full time instructor teaching Introduction to Writing, Writing Workshop, Literature & the Human Psyche, and Business Writing. At Rutgers University, Newark she teaches Art & Culture in Public Service and Communication in the Public Service Sector as a part-time lecturer. She also tutors ESL, writing, and reading for all ages, both privately and through the Seton Hall Writing Center. In 2009, she served as the teaching host for Dramatic Adventure Theatre in the Andean village of Quilotoa, Ecuador. There, she taught English as a second language via acting and playwriting exercises. She is a reviewer for The Shakespeare Bulletin, an academic journal published quarterly by John Hopkins University Press, and she has studied acting at The New Actor’s Workshop, HB Studio, and TVI. As a singer, she has studied classically with Kyle Gonyea and has performed as a featured soloist at the 2007 Tiffany's Wall Street Christmas Carols Street Concert with WinceyCo Entertainment.
Amy is thrilled to be taking the helm as the Director of Haberdasher's reading series. Once a small town girl, now a New Yorker in all her glory, Amy loves the thought of communication and community strengthening through art and strives to bring that to fruition in every project she undertakes. When she is not acting, reading, crafting, or communing with her cat, Amy can be found fighting with the MTA or looking for another challenge. Credits include:
Film & Television: Saturday Night Butch/lead/Dir. Andy Archer, Chasing Taste/featured extra & production assistant/Dir. Sean Gannet, Game Night/lead/Dir.David Ketterer, Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood: The web-series/Rose & co-creator & co-producer/Dir. Erica Jensen, Crooked Hill/lead/Dir. Ashley LoFaso, Six Degrees/Ep. Chapter 4: Bobby (Lisa)/Dir. Brandan Jones, Law & Order: SVU /Ep. Svengali (Tunnel Rat)/Dir. David Platt, Gracie/Cheerleader & stand-in/Dir. Davis Guggenheim
Theatre (New York): Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood: The Rock Musical/Rose/Mustard Plant/Dir. Erica Jensen, Dracula/Mina Harker/Dir. Neill Robertson, Distracted/lead/Dir. Duncan Pflaster, Patrick & Lisa’s Wedding/lead/Dir. Leslie Nemet, ‘Twas the Day of the Party/lead/ Dir. Jessica McVea, Shuffle/lead/Dir. Jessica McVea, Alice in Wonderland/The Duchess/Dir. Hollie Klem, Avalon/multiple roles/Dir. Glory Bowen
MORE AT AmyDannenmueller.com
Nick moved to New York City from Toronto, Canada in 2005 to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, of which he is a graduate. Post graduation, he quickly found himself working for Theatron Inc., an off-off Broadway theater company based in Queens, where he worked for three and a half years. Within those three years Nick found himself learning more about the theater than just acting. He became Theatron's development manager and key production manager. During those three years, Nick also put his foot in Haberdasher's door as a benefit coordinator. Slowly as time went by, he found himself working for Haberdasher in more areas than one. After gracefully leaving Theatron, Nick became a full-time member of Haberdasher and has been with the company ever since, working as stage manager, production manager, lighting designer, benefit coordinator, and in many other capacities.
His theatrical roles include Leandre in The Doctor in Spite of Himself, the title role in The Cyclops, Dr. Jack Seward in Dracula: A Dark Comedy, Keene Esterhazy in The Maderati, and Tony Aronica in Savage in Limbo. He is thrilled to be a part of a company that is more than just work but a family that sees theatre as an expression of life. Go Haberdashers!
Lindsay Arber grew up in Miami, Florida and came to New York to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU, she studied with the Atlantic Theatre Company, Tisch in Ghana, and received a minor in history. Lindsay teaches a variety of theatre subjects to teenagers at The All Stars Project's Youth Onstage. Theatre: Mariana in Measure for Measure, Charlotte in The Maderati, Freda in Mr. Hirsch Died Yesterday, Lion in The Wonderful Remix of Oz. Film: Bullycam, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, Finding Huey.